Scanning tunneling microscopy and inelastic electron tunneling spectroscopy studies of methyl isocyanide adsorbed on Pt(111)

Satoshi Katano, Yousoo Kim, Masafumi Hori, Michael Trenary, Maki Kawai

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Abstract

A low-temperature scanning tunneling microscope (STM) was used to investigate the adsorption state of a single methyl isocyanide (MeNC) molecule on the Pt(111) surface at 4.7 K. We found that MeNC was resolved as a round-shaped protrusion in the STM image. The STM image of paired MeNC is highly protruded in comparison with that of isolated MeNC due to the charge transfer from Pt to MeNC. Inelastic electron tunneling spectroscopy with the STM system (STM-IETS) was also employed in order to reveal the adsorption state of individual MeNC molecules on Pt(111). The STM-IETS spectrum of MeNC exhibits peaks at 8, 48 and 375 mV. Referring to the vibrational spectra reported previously, we assigned these peaks to the frustrated translation mode, PtC stretching mode and CH3 stretching mode, respectively. The absence of other vibrational modes could be due to a reduction of the elastic tunneling current.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012003
JournalJournal of Physics: Conference Series
Volume235
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Jan 1
EventInternational Workshop on Electronic Spectroscopy for Gas-phase Molecules and Solid Surfaces, IWES2009 - Matsushima, Japan
Duration: 2009 Oct 122009 Oct 15

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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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